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Every khal who ever lived chose three bloodriders to fight beside him and guard his way. But I am not a khal. I will not choose three bloodriders. I choose you all. I ask your oath, that you will live and die as blood of my blood, riding at my side to keep me safe from harm. I will ask more of you than any Khal has ever asked of his khalasar! Will you ride the wooden horses across the black salt sea? Will you kill my enemies in their iron suits and tear down their stone houses? Will you give me the Seven Kingdoms, the gift Khal Drogo promised me before the Mother of Mountains as the stars looked down in witness? Are you with me, now and always?

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Here is the best video yet of our 2017 SDCC Masquerade entry. We performed the story of Daenerys Targeryen to the tune of “Alexander Hamilton” from said musical. We one the Sideshow “Wow Factor” award, and had a freakin’ blast doing it. :D

WARNING: If you are not caught up, there are SPOILERS for Game of Thrones through Season 6!

For those who are interested and can’t make out some of the words, the lyrics are posted below (again, SPOILERS).

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TYRION
How does a stormborn, orphan, child of a king and a
Mad man, dropped in the middle of a
Forgotten spot off in the Free Cities by loyalists
Where nothing’s ever easy
Grow up to be a queen and a Khaleesi?

VISERYS
The lost duo, down to zero, Master Illyrio (ill-er-o)
Was the big hero, brokering the bride dealo
Riders with their house logo
Money was a flat no-go
By fourteen, they married her off to a
Khal named Drogo

DROGO
And every day while slaves were being slaughtered or bartered
away, at Vaes Dothrak, she struggled to eat a horse heart
Inside, she was growing a stallion to mount the world
Her brother was ready to beg, steal, borrow or barter

JORAH
Where the khalesar came, devastation reigned
A witch cursed her Drogo for vengeance for her pain
Built a pyre for his baby, but walk right out of the blaze
And the burning witch now begs, a sacrifice to her eggs

TYRION
Then the word got around, they said “this chick is insane, man”
Ride a wooden horse ‘cross poison water to the mainland
Take the Iron Throne and be the winner of the game, and
The world’s gonna know your name. What’s your name, ma’m?

DANY
Daenerys Targaryen
My name is Daenerys Targaryen
And I’m the rightful queen of Westeros
So just you wait; just you wait…

MISSANDEI
She took the khalesar to Qarth, warlocks snatched her dragons

DANY
“Dracarys”

MISSANDEI
                 and see Pyat and the warlocks burned, blackened
Half-dead, breath is worse than their bite, they spit spite

COMPANY
And Daxos got sealed up in his empty vault, tight

VARYS
Bartered for Unsullied, Unsullied committed hericide
Rallying all people to her side, let the slaves decide
Her voice saying

DANY
“People have every right to be free!”

VARYS
They flooded avenues for mhysa here from Yunkai to Mereen.

TYRION
She could’ve set sail for home Unsull-
ied armies at her back.
Instead she went on a full attack
To free more slaves from further action.
Fought insurgents; urgency demands her retreat, she
Flew away her dragon 'til he dropped her in a field of wheat
Captured by khals, took her home as a lost dosh kaleen
Thinking they’re her future, see her now as she stands in
The flames of their shrine; khals dead to the last man
There’s just one gal to lead your whole clan

COMPANY                                       DANY
There’s just one who can
lead our whole clan—                         Just you wait!
There’s just one who can
lead our whole clan—                         Just you wait!

COMPANY
There’s just one who can lead our whole clan

WOMEN
There’s just one—

MEN
Just one—

DANY
Just you wait!

COMPANY
Daenerys Targaryen
We are conquering our fears for you
You united us all
You never let them take your pride!
Oh Daenerys Targaryen
Daenerys Targaryen
All of Westeros sings for you
They will know you’ve the only claim
They will know you through blood and flame
The world will never be the same, oh

TYRION
Her ships are in the harbor now
See if you can spot her
Packed up her khalesar
To sail across the water
Baratheons, they hunted her
The Lannisters forgot her

BARRISTAN
Me, I fought for her

DROGO
Me? I died for her

MISSANDEI AND VARYS
We believed in her

JORAH
Me? I loved her

TYRION
And me? I drink and I know things.

DANY & COMPANY
I’m (She’s) the rightful queen of Westeros
Through blood and flame!

DANY (spoken)
Shall we begin?

ALL
Daenerys Targaryen!

Eastwatch

This is my one-shot for what I think will happen in episode 6 between Jon and Dany. This has major spoilers, so read at your own risk.

Pairing: Jon/Daenerys 

The wall looked eerily beautiful during the early moonlight hours. What a bewitchingly beautiful disguise for what the wall represented? Was this giant block of ice supposed to protect the realm from the icy death that lay ahead? After what Dany had just witnessed, she knew the wall wouldn’t stop these monsters.

She had arrived at Eastwatch-By-The-Sea on Drogon’s back with Rhagael not far behind. The odd group of men with her. The Hound, Beric Donndarian, Ser Jorah Mormont, and Tormund Giantsbane were quite the characters as they sat quietly around the small wooden bench. The whole ride from beyond the wall back to Eastwatch was silent. Drogon coasted through the winter chill with a speed faster than normal. It had only taken an hour to arrive back at dingy old castle that sat carved into the massive wall of ice. So much had been lost in the last day.

Dany faced the window so the men wouldn’t see the tears strolling down her face. Her normally regal hairstyle of braids riddled with snow and dirt and her dressed ripped to almost shreds, but she didn’t care. She could feel Ser Jorah’s eyes on her back, but he knew better than to disturb her.

Jorah watched Dany as she looked out the window overlooking the moon. He knew that his queen was suffering and there wasn’t much he could do about it. Jorah knew the loss of one of her children must be weighing heavy on her heart. He had been there when Viseron had been brought to life when Dany had walked out Khal Drogo’s pyre without a burn on her body.

Jorah hadn’t expected to be chasing after ice zombies when he returned to his Khalessi, but he would serve her wherever she would go. He volunteered to go by himself to catch one of these wights. She had a look of shock on her face when he offered, but a look of resignation that she would accept his proposal for it had to be done.

Jon Snow butted in on his proposal and offered to go as well. Wasn’t this Jorah’s time to finally win his Khalessi’s heart? He had been overshadowed by Drogo, and then the cunt Daario. Finally, when she had crossed the sea and Daario had stayed behind, Jorah believed his affections might be returned. He had gone to the ends of the earth to cure his greyscale to get back to his queen. When he arrived on the cliff top to greet his queen, this so called “King in the North” was talking to her. Jorah knew right then; his chances were shot to hell…again.

Jorah had noticed Dany’s affection for Jon Snow the moment he laid eyes on them together. He had seen Jon Snow shared this affection when he bitterly scoured at him when Dany embraced him. Jorah noticed every time Dany would look at Jon when he proposed his plan to lead the suicide mission she’d have the look of a woman lost. Jorah had seen this look on his Queen before, when her Khal was on the brink of death. This look he had seen, but something different lie underneath her eyes when she said farewell to Jon Snow on the beach at Dragonstone. Stone cold fear was lying underneath her violet gaze. Jorah realized then that Dany didn’t just care for Jon Snow, she was in love with him. That’s why she risked her life by coming with her three dragons beyond the wall to rescue them all.

As disappointed that he was that his love would never be returned, he felt pity for her. He never wanted to see his Queen in such despair. He knew her sadness came from the death of her beloved child, but now that she believed Jon to be gone she had lost all hope. All Jorah could do was be there to comfort and support her when she needed it.

This lost love would be one his queen would never return from.

“What in the seven hells do we do now? “Tormund said with a sad sigh. Tormund didn’t care for much, but Jon Snow had become one of this best friends. He took a chug of the bitter ale.

“We do as the King commanded. He didn’t risk his life going beyond the wall for us to sit here and bitch like little cunts. Get off our fucking asses and take this walking dead man to that bitch Cersei and get the armies gathered to slaughter these dead fuckers.” The Hound stated.

“The ugly man is right. Jon would have wanted us to finish what we started. These fuckers are going to breech the wall any day now.” Tormund exaggerated.

The Hound gave him a look that could kill. “Who you calling an ugly man? You red-haired twat.”

“Will you stop with the slurs? We need to face the reality that the wights are coming for us all. This parlay with the bitch queen is our last hope.” Davos said.

“The King is dead. What hope should we have left?” Gendry said.

When Gendry said this about Jon, Daenerys turned and stormed out of the room.

“What the hell is the dragon bitch doing?” Tormund yelled.

“Will you have some respect? She saved our asses out there. If it weren’t for her and the flying beasts, we’d be ice men by now.” Beric yelled at Tormund.

Jorah stepped out of the room and followed Dany.

He found her in a small study with a desk and an old table with her head in her hands.

“My queen, do you need anything?” Jorah looked at her with sad eyes.

Dany finally looked up at Jorah with a puffy, red face and the saddest eyes he had ever seen.

“My child is dead, Ser Jorah. The man I lo..” Dany stopped herself short. “The King is dead, and it is my fault. I could have saved him.” She cried.

Jorah put a hand on Dany’s shoulder. “My queen, there is nothing you could have done. The King fell off the dragon. If we would have stayed, we all would have died. Surely he wouldn’t have wanted that?’

Dany just put her head back in her hands and cried.

Jorah knew he was going to cross the line with this question, but he had to know.

“Do you love him, My queen?”

Dany looked at Jorah with surprise in her eyes, but she didn’t try to hide the utter despair in them.

“Does it matter now?”

Suddenly screams were coming from outside the castle. Dany shot up and ran to the main hall where Gendry, Tormund, and Beric were opening the gate.

Dany couldn’t believe her eyes.

It was Jon on a horse, slouched over looking like he was on the brink of death.

Dany fainted into Ser Jorah’s arms.

Hours later, Dany came to in a small chamber. Jorah was by her side watching her intently.

She shot up with a throbbing headache.

“What happened?” Dany said in a hoarse voice.

“My Queen, please lay back down you need your rest.” Jorah pleaded.

Memories splayed across Dany’s mind as she stared at the wall.

A raven from Eastwatch. Tyrion’s pleas for her not to go. “Your our last best hope against the coming storm.” He had said. The sprint she made towards her dragons. The pounding off the seas underneath her as she rode Drogon off the cliffs of Dragonstone. The cold wind whipping against her hair as she flies as fast as the dragon could go to Eastwatch. The giant wall of ice glaring at her as she passed it. Davos staring up at her when she flew by Eastwatch. The horror as she approached the army of the dead. So, Jon had been telling the truth this whole time? She believed him, but doubt always creeped in. The screams of Thoros as the ice polar bear ripped his flesh. The flaming sword Beric was wielding towards the ice men. The dragons fire as she screamed for them to burn these monsters alive. The Hound capturing the lone wight. Drogon’s pounding roar when he reached the ground below to pick up the men. The screech Viseron made when an ice spear hit his chest. Her child sinking into a frozen lake. The horror that bloomed in her stomach as she watched her child take his last breath. Drogon and Rhagaels fiery breath on the dead men who surrounded Jon and the men. The men coming on the dragon. Jon beating a wight off him when he tried to mount onto Drogon. The feel of his hand when it slipped out of hers. Jon falling into a frozen lake. The scream that came out of her when Jon went under. “We have to go!” Tormund screamed at her. Drogon’s flapping of wings and soaring into the winter sky. The icy blue eyes of the Night King gazing into her. The feeling of hopelessness squeezing her heart. Her child gone to an icy death. The only man she ever loved taken from her before they even began. Dany cried the whole ride back to the wall.

“Where is he?” Dany yelled at Jorah.

“Khalessi, you must rest. You fainted when he arrived.”

Dany grabbed Jorah by the collar. “Where is he? I need to see him.” Dany cried.

Jorah didn’t fight with his queen. He got up and made for the King’s chambers.

Dany shot up out of the bed and followed him.

Tormund guarded the door to Jon’s room.

Dany pushed past Ser Jorah and tried to push past Tormund, but the wildlings might too much for her.

“I need to see if he’s alright!” Dany cried as she pounded her fists into Tormund’s chest.

Tormund knew there was no sense in trying to fight the fiery little queen. She had the strength of steel for someone so small. He even found himself pitying the sad woman.

“He is recovering in here.You can see him but keep your bitch mouth shut.”

Dany would have burned Tormund alive if it was any other time for calling her those words, but she didn’t care. She opened the door to the room quietly. Jorah tried to follow her, but she pushed him back.

As she entered the small room which was lit with only a small fire and candlelight, she was filled with relief. He was unconscious with bruises all over his chest and legs, but he was alive. That was all that mattered. She sat next to him and reached for his hand. She entwined her fingers with his. Tears were still streaming down her face as she looked at him. She noticed the scars that splayed all over his chest. This is what Ser Davos meant when he took a knife to the heart.

Tears fell onto this chest as she traced the jagged scars. She stopped over the one on his heart. He could have been taken from me before we even met. What vile pig had stabbed him? How had he come back to life? Her thoughts wondered to all the things he must have suffered along the way.

A hand grabbed hers as she stared at him.

“Your Grace.” Jon said as he opened his eyes and adjusted to the dimly lit room. He felt like shit. He should be dead if it weren’t for his uncle.

“Did we get the wight?” was the first thing he said to her.

Dany was just staring at him with a look of relief and happiness on her face. Her hand held his so tightly, he thought she might draw blood. Her eyes were red and tears stained her cheeks.

“Yes, the mission was a success. We have the wight.” she said in a strained voice.

He smiled a faint smile at her. She smiled sadly at him. She raised her hand and stroked the scar on his temple. He leaned into the contact.

“I thought you were dead.” She cried.

“It seems the gods don’t want me gone yet.” He replied with a slight tease in his voice.

“Don’t do that to me again.”

Jon looked at her. Her hair was bloodied and dirty, and her dress ripped to shreds. She never looked more beautiful he thought. Jon had been denying his growing feelings for her over the past few weeks. There’s no time for that. He had told Davos. That seemed like years ago.

Looking at her now, he couldn’t deny the connection between them. She had risked her life and her children to come rescue them. Gone was the cold, demanding queen who constantly asked him to bend the knee. Before him was the real Dany, a young, compassionate, strong woman. A woman who loved her people and would do anything to save the realm. He didn’t need to deny himself anymore, he was falling in love with her. Jon then remembered it.

“The dragon. I’m sorry.”

She looked away with despair, “The costs of war.”

She looked back at him with a depth of sadness in her eyes.

“My dragons are the only children I will ever have; do you understand that?”

Jon knew what she meant by this, but he didn’t care.

“Yes.” He replied with a nod of understanding.

Dany’s saddened eyes went to a determined, fierce gaze.

“I will go North with you and defeat this night king and the army of the dead. You have my word.” She said with fierce determination.

He doesn’t know what possessed him to call her this, but it just came without warning.

“Thank you, Dany.”

She looked at his with a surprised look and smiled.

The last time someone had called her Dany was when her brother was killed with melted gold. Then name always reminded her of horrible things, but coming from him it was the sweetest thing she had ever heard.

She smiled at him. “My brother was the only one who used to call me that. I don’t think I’ve heard the name since.”

“I’m sorry. I wasn’t thinking, Your Grace.”

She squeezed his hand and smiled at him radiantly. “Dany. You can call me Dany.”

He smiled at her and looked down at his naked, battered body. “I’d bend the knee. But.”

She looked shocked. “What about those who pledged their allegiance to you?”

“It doesn’t matter now. You have promised to help us fight the army of the dead and that’s what I asked of you. You asked me to bend the knee and I refused. I see now that I was wrong. You believed in me when no one else would and saved my men from the death of the walkers. I see no point in squabbling over lands that may lay in ice when the war is over. I have no qualms in helping you in the war with Cersei when the dead are defeated. The Lords will understand in time.”

This time it was Jon’s turn to be shocked.

“I don’t want the North. I won’t require you to bend the knee when the war is over. Your people chose you as their king because they put their faith in you to lead them and protect them. They should have the king they chose. I will not fight you on the issue of the north. The real threat is here, and we need to band together to beat these monsters.” Dany said respectfully.

Jon looked at her with a tenderness in his gaze. “Thank you.”

Dany looked at him back intensely. The tension between them coming to a burning flame. She had denied herself from feeling anything for so long. Jon Snow came into her life and reignited the flames within her soul. She never wanted to leave his side even if death was at their doorstep.

She didn’t know if it was the weight of the moment, or the relief she had felt when she saw him breathing. She looked in eyes and saw the same emotion she had running through her.

Dany stared into his eyes as if asking for permission. Jon just looked at her with the same passion.

Dany removed her hands from his grasp and cupped his face in her hands. She doesn’t know if he leaned up or she leaned down, but their lips collided like a spark being lit into a burning flame.

Jon raised his hands as high as he could to her head without feeling the extent of her injuries. He kissed her with a passion he didn’t even know he had in him. She slid her tongue on his lower lip begging for entrance and he let her in. She tasted like salty tears and sweet summer wine. How had waited this long to kiss her?

Dany glided her hand to the back of his head, careful not to make him lean to far up to feel his injuries, and she kissed him fiercely. Her tongue darted in his mouth and their mouths danced like a wildfire. Dany felt a jolt of desire run through her stomach and it pooled between her thighs. When had kissing become more meaningful than sex? She didn’t know, but she never wanted this moment to end.

When the need for breath arised, Jon slowly pulled away from her mouth and rested his forehead against hers. His hands stayed in her hair, and her hands on his cheeks. He released a shaky breath and kept his eyes closed basking in the moment. He knew loved her then.

Dany kept her forehead on his and calmed her breathing. She wanted to live in this moment forever. White walkers, the Night king, and Cersei be damned. She didn’t even know if she had the desire for the throne anymore. Her thought drifted to a house with a red door. Westeros was her birth home, but it never felt like home here. Maybe she was never meant to sit on the throne, maybe she was meant to come here and fight with him. I have found my home. She thought as she leaned in to gently kiss him.

This kiss was gentle and soft, far different than the passionate one they just shared. Dany poured all her heart into this one. She wanted him to know he wasn’t alone anymore. She would fight for the North. She would fight for him.

After the kiss broke, she finally leaned up and looked into his eyes. They shined with a different light than she had seen before.

He stroked the side of her cheek and smiled at her.

A knock on the door broke their gaze.

Davos came in and broke the moment.

“I see you are doing better, your grace.” He spoke to Jon, but it was meant for both of them.

Dany knew Ser Davos wanted to speak to Jon alone.

She squeezed Jon’s hand one more time and stood up.

“I will leave you two to discuss your business.” She said softly.

Dany was headed for the door when Jon called her.

“Dany, come back later tonight please?”

She smiled brightly at him, “Of course, my lord.”

He smiled the smile only reserved for her.

Dany walked back to her chambers with a new hope. She wasn’t going to let the Night King ruin her chance at saving her people. She was going to win this war with fire and blood. He may have taken one of her children, but she still had two left. She would be damned if he took anything else from her.

He wouldn’t take Jon. She would make sure of that. She would die before she’d let him take Jon.

She would go this parlay with Cersei Lannister and burn her alive if she doesn’t agree.

Nothing would stop the dragon within her from protecting all she loved.

She would win this war against the army of the dead. She would do it for her people, and for him.

She watched the moon glow over the wall.

Her eyes filled with determination.

Her heart filled with love for a brooding northern king.

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Every khal who ever lived chose three blood riders to fight beside him and guard his way. But I am not a khal. I will not choose three blood riders. I choose you all. I will ask more of you than any khal has ever asked of his khalassar! Will you ride the wooden horses across the black salt sea? Will you kill my enemies in their iron suits and tear down their stone houses?

wongbal  asked:

TNG AU where every character is cursed with some trait based on a shitty pun about their name: Geordi is a blacksmith, Deanna rides a wooden horse everywhere, Worf wears a sailor suit, Tasha Yar has to talk like a pirate all the time, Dr. Crusher and her son are huge beefy wrestler/bodybuilder types and Reg's uniform is replaced with a broccoli mascot costume

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anonymous asked:

It's her trying to do the right thing by her people that makes everyone think she would be fair and just, not the dragons. Those are just what makes her a ruler.

Okay, no. One, who are her people? Certainly not the ones in Westeros. Even in the show, the only thing that has been corrected from her askewed knowledge of everything related to Westeros was her father’s madness through Tyrion and when ser Jorah told her way back that common folk prayed for rain and good harvest so they could survive, not her family’s return to the Iron Throne.

Two, she has zero idea on how to rule fairly and justly. Or at all for that matter. This is not by her choice, starting from her brother Viserys to her rapist husband Khal Drogo, all she could tell from her point of view is that what they were doing was wrong. TV Daenerys has spent all her time going from one place to the other, things conveniantely falling into her lap. Tyrion, as experienced ‘manager’ and someone with experience in playing politics, was introduced to her in an episode literally called ‘The Gift’.

And still she is stubborn to act as she is advised. Her advisors and ‘army’ of freed slaves, that follow her more out of being awed by her as their liberator whom they call ‘master’, are what is keeping her head above the water when it comes to 'ruling’. Also she acquired them by tricking a man and then burning him to crisp. And she ruined the city of Astapor, sparing only children and slaves. Yay, bad ass Khaleesi.

I find it particularly annoying how everything comes to her conveniantely. In one episode she has trouble controlling her dragons and in another, problem solves itself and she has it under control again. Also, her rulling references are: family name, dragons and inability to get burnt. That’s it. She has nothing of lengthy success to showcase her ability to rule, whether it would be a natural or acquired ability.

“They have a choice: they can live in my new world, or they can die in their old one.”

There are zero realities where this is fair and just. You can argue with me all day long that this was solely focused on the slave masters of Slaver’s Bay but I disagree. Though she has not said it before, it was most certainly Daenerys’s mind set since she started her little conquest. And yes, it is a conquest.

“I am Daenerys Stormborn and I will take what is mine with fire and blood.”

This is not a mark of a badass woman as most people idolize her to be. This is fucking terrifying. Also, it is not hers. This is something only a conqueror will tell themselves to justify their greed and ambition to control the lives of other people. The Targaryens had zero right to rule over Westeros. They came with dragons, killed everyone who opposed them and fashioned themselves as rulers of Westeros to supplant the rulership they lost in Valyrian Freehold.

She is not in Essos to stay. She wants Westeros. And will leave very unstable enviroment behind her. Also, no matter how morally wrong to you and me the cultures of Essos may be, they had existed that way for centuries, Daenerys has desecrated them and appropriated bits and pieces she had found to be useful to her. In this, you cannot unsee the trope of 'white hero saving poc cultures from their savage ways’. For example, look at the first culture she dissected.

The Dothraki. They sack and raid cities, demand tributes, enslave people and rape is their conquest given right. This just makes you appalled. It certainly did not sit well with Daenerys in the beginning. Now, they are part of her army she will unleash on Westeros. And she took command over them by burning the khals alive in the most sacred place to all Dothraki where no weapons or blood spilling was allowed. Ever.

“Every Khal who ever lived chose three blood riders to fight beside him and guard his way, but I am not a Khal. I will not choose three blood riders. I choose you all. I will ask more of you than any Khal has ever asked of his Khalasar. Will you ride the wooden horses across the black salt sea? Will you kill my enemies in their iron suits and tear down their stone houses? Will you give me the Seven Kingdoms, the gift Khal Drogo promised me, before the Mother of Mountains? Are you with me, now and always?”

So she disagrees with their way of life but has done nothing to change how that at all and is perfectly content to use their 'savagery’ to get what she wants.

“I am a queen, not a butcher.”

I think one would find good number of people who would disagree with that statement.

As for her dragons, they are devastating weapons of war. They are not cute, cuddly pets that will sit around her throne and purr or chirp or whatever. They are not her children. You do not raise your children to do your bidding and torch anyone who does not agree with you. They are literally cocked guns pointed at someone’s head. To quote MCU Steve Rogers: 'This isn’t freedom. This is fear.’

The ability to give Inspirational Speeches she does not write downTM and ability to ride a dragon are not valid job qualifications of a ruler. A conqueror maybe. But not a ruler. Especially a good one.

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FAVORITE DAENERYS TARGARYEN MOMENTS : are you with me, now and always? [ 5 / ? ]

Every Khal who ever lived chose three blood riders to fight beside him and guard his way, but I am not a Khal. I will not choose three blood riders. I choose you all. I will ask more of you than any Khal has ever asked of his Khalasar. Will you ride the wooden horses across the black salt sea? Will you kill my enemies in their iron suits and tear down their stone houses? Will you give me the Seven Kingdoms, the gift Khal Drogo promised me, before the Mother of Mountains? Are you with me, now and always?

Like husband, like wife

If you think Daenerys is peaceful by nature, you have to think twice, thrice and n times. 

Her nature fits almost perfectly with the Dothraki culture. She thrives in war time. She’s a conqueror. And let’s admit it. She loves war.

Khal Drogo promised the Seven Kingdom to Dany in Season 1

“I will give [my son] the iron chair that his mother’s father sat upon. I will give him Seven Kingdoms. I, Drogo, will do this. I will take my khalasar west to where the world ends and ride wooden horses across the black salt water as no khal has done before. I will kill the men in iron suits and tear down their stone houses. I will rape their women, take their children as slaves, and bring their broken gods back to Vaes Dothrak. This I vow. I, Drogo, son of Bharbo. I swear before the Mother of Mountains as the stars look down in witness." 

Look at the satisfaction on her face when her husband delivered the war speech. (And he mentioned rape, slavery, abuse of women and children).

And here’s Dany’s war speech when she acquired the Dothraki for her Westeros’ Conquest in Season 6

"Every khal who ever lived chose three blood riders to fight beside him and guard his way. But I am not a khal. I will not choose three blood riders. I choose you all. I will ask more of you than any khal has asked his khalasar. Will you ride the wooden horses across the Black Salt Sea? Will you kill my enemies in their iron suits and tear down their stone houses? Will you give me the Seven Kingdoms, the gift Khal Drogo promised me before the Mother of Mountains? Are you with me? Now and always?”

Notice the same pattern? KILLING and DESTRUCTION. Oh, that’s how she breaks the wheel.

And here’s how she put her words into action. She and her Dothraki troop did kill and burn her enemies in their iron suits. I wonder when will she tear down their stone houses?

Bonus: An article from Business Insider. Jack Bender, director of the Episode 6x06 (when Dany delivered the war speech to the Dothraki) mentioned Hitler when he spoke about Dany.  >.<

http://www.businessinsider.com/game-of-thrones-director-compares-daenerys-hitler-2016-5?IR=T

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The Samadhi – The 4D Death Experience

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to experience cremation? Well now you can! There is a “ride” in China called the Samadhi. Riders will have to lie down in a wooden coffin before ride attendants push them into a “furnace” – which heats up to a sweltering 40 degrees Celsius with the use of hot air and light projections to create that “authentic experience of burning.” 

After “dying”, the guests will be transported to soft, womb-like capsule where they will go through feeling a “rebirth.”

So, for 249 yuan (about 40 bucks) you can experience what it feels like to get cremated. 

anonymous asked:

Saw your response about the nights king and dragons cancelling each other out by the end. I really liked your statement about seeing the devastation of the dragons more so in s08. Do you think we are going to see the impact of the dothraki also (known for they war crimes) and more importantly what happened to slavers bay? We got a glimpse of it in s06. D 'ended' the institution of slavery but didn't replace it with any form of structure to sustain the people, ultimately delivering into poverty.

Aww thank you <3 

I bloody well hope so because the Dothraki’s culture of war is to pillage and rape. Dani may have made Yara and the Greyjoy army promise not to do that, but she never asked the Dothrakis. 

This is her speech to them: 

“Every khal who ever lived chose three bloodriders to fight beside him and guard his way. But I am not a khal. I will not choose three bloodriders. I choose you all. I ask your oath, that you will live and die as blood of my blood, riding at my side to keep me safe from harm. I will ask more of you than any Khal has ever asked of his khalasar! Will you ride the wooden horses across the black salt sea? Will you kill my enemies in their iron suits and tear down their stone houses? Will you give me the Seven Kingdoms, the gift Khal Drogo promised me before the Mother of Mountains as the stars looked down in witness? Are you with me, now and always?!”

She asked them to kill all of her enemies in their iron suits and tear down their stone houses. She asked for complete and utter destruction of anyone that would dare oppose her. It’s “bend the knee or die” as she comes with her foreign armies to conquer a land that doesn’t belong to her. This is obviously problematic for a supposed ‘hero’ to say and I really hope we see the consequences of her words when the Dothrakis cause more destruction and chaos than she ever intended. 

And yeah, Dani is a conqueror, not a ruler. She has no political acumen to sit on the Iron Throne or any throne. She could learn. After all, every ‘job’ requires a learning curve, right? Meereen should’ve been her learning curve. She ripped out the backbone of their economic structure. It’s like taking down one wall of a house because it has termites without building a replacement wall to keep it standing. Of course the entire bloody house will fall down as a result. But Dani doesn’t care. Because one part of Meereen’s society was faulty, she deemed the rest of Meereen’s society inconsequential. She refused to understand their culture and sought to control them with an iron fist. That’s not a benevolent ruler; that’s a dictator. 

Will she learn in Westeros? Considering how she spites Tyrion for trying to reign in her violent impulses and refuses to understand the necessity of Tyrion’s warning about not using the force of her dragons or Dothraki army, she is still refusing to learn about the country she wants to rule.  

I desperately hope all of this becomes more obvious to the audience in S8. It’s about damn time people’s glass ceiling shattered. 

melodramatic introspection

I’ve always been afraid of heights.

There are home videos of me, less than two years old, screaming and crying because I can’t get off of the tire bump at the playground. Heights terrify me. Not heights themselves, but the fear of landing somewhere unfamiliar in some unpleasant fashion. 

I never went on roller coasters or large rides when my friends did at school, I would wait for them and watch. I hated ladders and those huge wooden staircases to the rides. But then every so often we went to water parks and pools and I faced a dilemma: I loved water. I loved swimming. I knew that the rides were fun or that the diving board was fun. And I would force myself to go on them, and agree that they were fun, but it terrified me. I would literally cry the entire way up to the ride. When I got to the top, I would sit there and stare over the edge, imagining the worst outcomes of the ride (dismemberment, broken bones, drowning, etc.) Literally, even little diving boards cause me to have this paralyzing anxiety. 

Over 15 years of regular emotional and physical abuse and my entire life feels like I am always just standing at the precipice of something, preparing myself to drown. That time has long since ended, but it never ends. I’m always drowning.

When I was a teenager (and hell, let’s be real, even as an adult,) I was always made fun of because I was so cautious, so overbearing, I wouldn’t do the things that scared me even if they were “fun.” I lived my whole life in fear. Fear of another outburst, fear that this time I really would get hurt, fear that someone I loved would be the one to get hurt instead (and that was worse.) Finally, I got some therapy and I thought I had moved past it. I had gotten better, healed, named my trauma to my traumatizer and moved on.

Yet here I stand, staring down at the opportunities below again and hearing the voices that have kept me back for 25 years now. I’m not good enough, I’m not pretty enough, no one really wants to spend time with me, I will ruin everything. And so I wait in the safe and lonely holding pattern I’ve grown comfortable with on this diving board. I see reflections in the water of all my hopes for the future, of all my friends beckoning me to join them and I can’t inch myself off to just fall in with them.

I can’t be that vulnerable. It’s not the fall that kills me, I don’t care if my heart jumps into my throat and out of my mouth. It’s the landing that feels like I’m drowning that scares me. The unfamiliar territory where I am forced to be vulnerable to another person, to other people. To let them know I’ve been feeling like I’ve been drowning my whole life. Diving into something new means I have to leave my carefully crafted place of solitude. I’m not ready yet. I want to be. God, some days I want to fall off of this safe, utterly lonely spot I’ve created and be whole.